Location: Elba, Italy

Elba greeted us with a beautiful sunrise followed by an exciting day of adventure. Elba’s fascinating history was uncovered as we explored the residence of Napoleon Bonaparte during his exile on Elba, or the spectacular Fortezza Medici. While some explored the island from land, the advanced and open water divers explored Elba from below the surface. It is clear we have reached the midpoint of our journey because while not exploring, we were recalling all the information we have learned for our oceanography midterm this afternoon or preparing for our final projects by dissecting fish and taking water samples. As usual, we reunited for dinner and finished our evening off with an oceanography class.